Passages that I find moving, inspiring, or amusing.
A great opening line, but I've always thought it odd that after putting the snake imagery up front, it doesn't recur throughout the trilogy.
I don't think it was really written as a trilogy, was it?
I've always assumed Fire From Heaven, The Persian Boy, and Funeral Games were intended as a trilogy. I could of course be wrong.
From David Sweetman's Mary Renault: A Biography"But, when I interviewed her, she insisted that, as with The King Must Die, there had been no thought of a sequel, let alone two. Fire from Heaven was meant to stand on its own as a book about joyful youth casting aside the old order and challenging the world with its own romantic vision."
Looks like I'm wrong!